Event Calendar
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
Unlocking the Potential: AI in Fundraising - Exploring Possibilities and Navigating Challenges
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Category: Monthly Programs

Unlocking the Potential: AI in Fundraising - Exploring Possibilities and Navigating Challenges

Premier Sponsor

Join us for an insightful webinar where we delve into the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its transformative impact on fundraising in the nonprofit sector. In this engaging session, we will address key questions such as "What is AI?" and "How are nonprofits using AI?" as we demystify this cutting-edge technology.

Discover the powerful tools and strategies that can jump start your journey into AI-powered fundraising, and learn about the tools available to help you get started. We'll also tackle the pressing concerns many fundraisers have, including "If I don't use AI, will I fall behind?" and "Will AI take my job?"

Our expert speakers will shed light on the potential risks and ethical considerations of AI in fundraising, ensuring that you're well-prepared to make informed decisions. Lastly, we'll explore the exciting possibilities on the horizon and discuss "What's next for AI?"

Don't miss this opportunity to stay a head of the curve, leverage AI for fundraising success, and navigate the future with confidence. Register now to secure your spot in this essential virtual program.

Speakers: Patrick Schmitt, Freewill
Kelly Segal, Effect Collective

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
9-10AM (Virtual Program)

Registration: $25 for WID members (through Friday 12/8/23)
$40 for non-members (and members who register late, after Friday, 12/8/23)
Registration will close on 12/11/23
Login information will be sent one day prior to the program.

No refunds within 7 days of the program.


Patrick Schmitt is the co-founder of FreeWill, a social venture which has helped organizations to generate more than $9 Billion in planned gift commitments, stock gifts, crypto donations, donor advised fund grants, and qualified charitable distributions. Patrick and his co-founder Jenny have been named two of the Top 50 Philanthropists in the World by Town & Country. From 2009-2010, Patrick ran email fundraising for President Obama, where his team invented many of the existing best practices in digital fundraising. He served as Head of Innovation at Change.org, helping to grow that organization to 200 million members worldwide in just three years. Patrick received his Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and MBA from Stanford University.

Kelly Segal co-founded Effect Collective to help nonprofit and corporate leaders and team members do the work that matters most. Effect Collective is a one-stop shop for strategy facilitation, coaching, training, and speaking services on leadership & team development, governance, strategic planning, fundraising and more.

Before launching Effect Collective, Kelly spent 25 years working in the trenches alongside nonprofit and educational institution leaders. She founded and managed a nonprofit management consulting firm and served as interim executive director for several organizations. In these roles, she leveraged methods to activate leadership, energize professionals, and increase efficiency. She is known for combining different operational and management philosophies to quickly assess systems, diagnose problems, design strategy, and execute solutions.

Kelly's work is fueled by the idea that the strength of communities rests on the shoulders of healthy, values-driven organizations. Her approach centers on the development of results-driven strategies for strength maintenance and impact-maximizing growth.